Richmond upon Thames
Poverty and inequality data for Richmond
percentage point gap in GCSE attainment between Richmond’s disadvantaged school children and those not facing disadvantage. This attainment gap is the highest in London.
of working residents in Richmond are low paid. With Wandsworth this is the lowest rate in London. This is 8,000 people.
Richmond is a south west Outer London borough, and the only borough which covers both sides of the Thames. It is one of the most affluent areas in London, and the Poverty Profile reinforces this. Only 11.8% of employees earn less than the living wage – the lowest percentage in London. The poverty rate of 15% is also the lowest in London, as is the child poverty rate. Only 16% of adults in Richmond lack level 3 qualifications, which is – again – the lowest rate in London.
However, worklessness has gone up by 0.6% over the last three years – the highest increase of any borough (worklessness decreased by 2.1% across London in this time). Income inequality is also high in Richmond – it has the 5th largest gap in London.
The rankings below show how Richmond is performing on key poverty and inequality indicators, in comparison with all 32 London boroughs. The first section gives a snapshot from the latest data: the deeper the red, the worse the problem; those coloured green are in the top half of London boroughs, which are performing better.
The circles show whether the issue is getting better or worse in comparison to previous period. Where there is no change, the circle is orange. Where there is no comparative data, the circle is grey.
From our Twitter
5% of new housing completions in Bromley were affordable in the three years up to 2015/16. This is far lower than the London average of 24%. pic.twitter.com/HJRPYMNWZs19 Jul 2018
58% of children in low-income families in London did not have a one-week holiday away from home with their family, because they could not afford it. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/children-and-material-deprivation/ …19 Jul 2018
Disadvantaged pupils in Bromley are 30 percentage points less likely to achieve a C or above in Maths and English than all other pupils. This is one of the largest GCSE attainment gaps in London. pic.twitter.com/5kaXv3NcRS18 Jul 2018
44% of part time jobs in London are low-paid. This figure rose significantly between 2010 and 2012, and has remained high since. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/low-paid-jobs-london-over-time/ …18 Jul 2018